BREAKING: Ekweremadu Sentenced to 9 Years and 8 Months Imprisonment

A UK court has today, Friday, May 5, sentenced former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to 9 years and 8 months in jail at the Old Baily in London, under the modern slavery act

The verdict is the first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act.

Mr Justice Johnson told Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu:

“People-trafficking of human organs is a form of slavery. “It treats human beings and their body parts as commodities to be bought and sold. “It is a trade that preys on poverty, misery and desperation.”

Recall that Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice and lawyer, Obeta were convicted of conspiracy to arrange the travel of a young Nigerian man who was identified as David Nwamini to Britain in order to exploit him for his kidney.

The organ was needed for Ekweremadu’s sick daughter, Sonia.

Their trial lasted for six weeks and conviction at the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, is expected today.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Hugh Davies told the jury that the behaviour of Ekweremadu showed “entitlement, dishonesty and hypocrisy”.

Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice denied the charge.

They denied any knowledge of the alleged conspiracy.

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One Comment

  1. Now, haven denied the charge by the wife of Ekweremadu, why did they sentence her to 4yrs plus, if i may ask?

    This is a lesson to everyone especially the high privileged type. It’s a high time we began to respect law and our fellow human being. I pity this man because i love him as a person but what led him to this act is really frivolous.
    He wants to save his daughter and unsave another man’s son.
    God have mercy on us!

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